Deripaska called for a permanent ban on nuclear weapons

According to the businessman, it hangs like a sword of Damocles over the world and threatens to destroy it “once and for all” in a matter of hours< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/8/52/756598671062528.jpg 1200w" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

Oleg Deripaska

Russian businessman, billionaire Oleg Deripaska (Forbes estimates his fortune at $1.7 billion) called for the elimination of nuclear weapons and ban them altogether.

“Yesterday, as always, the World Day for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons passed unnoticed,” — he wrote in Telegram. The billionaire noted that nuclear weapons hang like a sword of Damocles over the world and threaten “within just a few hours.” destroy it “once and for all.”

“Sakharov [the creator of the Soviet hydrogen bomb and Nobel Peace Prize winner] and many other scientists have consistently tried to achieve a solution to this problem,” added Deripaska.

Earlier, Deripaska said that a nuclear war could not be the way out, and urged to grow up. “Collective suicide”, as Sakharov called any nuclear war, — this is clearly not an option. It's time for humanity to grow up. At least for the 101st anniversary of Andrei Dmitrievich,— he wrote in Telegram in May.

The day before, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui spoke in favor of a total ban on nuclear weapons. “Humanity is still threatened by the revival of the picture of hell that arose in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. It is necessary that all buttons for launching nuclear missiles become unnecessary, & mdash; he is convinced. He quoted the words of the writer Leo Tolstoy: “You cannot build happiness on someone else's misfortune, but it is in the happiness of others that your happiness is hidden.”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called it unacceptable for countries with nuclear weapons to admit the possibility of war with their use. He also called on world leaders to permanently renounce the possibility of using nuclear weapons. Earlier, Guterres warned that, given the current geopolitical situation, humanity is “only one miscalculation” from destruction.

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The United States, Russia, France, Great Britain, China— permanent members of the UN Security Council, but other countries also got it— India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan.

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